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Situated in Pondicherry, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Paradise Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Botanical Gardens. Sacred Heart ...
The Windflower Resorts and SpaRs4,950
Hotel Le Royal ParkRs2,700
This family-friendly Pondicherry hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Pondicherry ...
Shenbaga Hotel and Convention CentreRs4,200
Located by the ocean, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Serenity Beach, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Pondicherry Promenade Beach. ...
Dune Eco village and SpaRs4,400
Palais de Mahé- Cgh EarthRs7,000
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Raj Niwas. Pondicherry Promenade ...
Located on a lake, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Serenity Beach, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Pondicherry Promenade Beach. ...
Bonjour Bonheur Ocean SprayRs4,600
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The sprawling metropolis of Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, is both the capital and the largest city of the union territory of Puducherry in India. Puducherry is at times also known as New Town, and is a massive city divided into many wards. You can find everything from fascinating and beautiful sacred sites to modern shopping complexes, cultural landmarks and more. The coastal boulevards is filled with restaurants and scenic beauty, while the interior and city overall is so magnificent in its design and architecture that it is fondly referred to as the “Paris of the East”. Here we’ll be taking a closer look at Pondicherry and pointing out the best hotels, attractions, food and shopping areas.
The historic city has been a hub for trade since Roman times. Carrying a rich blend of Tamil, English and French inhabitants, Pondicherry is an utterly beautiful city with areas of spiritual significance for people of all ethnicities. Places such as the Botanical Gardens and Ousteri Lake show you the true awe of India’s scenic beauty, while ample entertainment awaits at the Pondicherry city centre.
Some of the best Pondicherry Hotels are found near the beach close to Auroville. Hotels here typically feature outdoor pools, spa services, great in-house restaurants and even family friendly & business facilities. Your options range from three-star, standard accommodation to luxury Pondicherry hotels of the highest quality, with great facilities including spa-services and outdoor pools for the kids.
Pondicherry hotels in Whitetown put you right on the beachfront, within walking distance of the Pondicherry Lighthouse and the Pondicherry Museum. The high-end Pondicherry hotels here supply family-friendly facilities, airport shuttles and typically have cafes, bars and restaurants in-house. Some of the highest quality hotels here even supply value added extras such as bathrobes and slippers.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is set upon the beautiful southern boulevard of Pondicherry. The gothic architecture is exquisite, while the stained glass panels are both rare and captivating. This basilica is a world-renowned Christian pilgrimage site and carries a high-set central altar of amazing intricacy. It is well worth attending a service.
The Pondicherry Lighthouse and the Pondicherry Museum are must-see landmarks within close proximity of each other. There are actually two lighthouses in Pondicherry, the old lighthouse was constructed in the nineteenth century and still stands to this day. However, the newer lighthouse built in 1979 grants a great contrast against the old but ornate classic structure.
Food: Pondicherry, especially the region of Auroville, is well-known for its excellent baked goods. Be sure to head to Auroville in the early morning to get the freshest and tastiest croissants, pizzas, quiches, pies, rolls, cakes and tarts.
Shopping: For an authentic local market, head to the Pondi Sunday market where you can find colourful, creative designs and weaves of a range of textiles, carpets and clothing as well as great fresh produce, souvenirs and more. If you however are looking for a more conventional form of shopping in Pondicherry, then head to Auroville for the broadest variety of stores.
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